I can't today... I just cant. I am just reading up
on thus Affluenza judge.http://www.brothersonsports.com/affl...lling-anybody/
JUDGE GAVE 14-YEAR OLD BLACK BOY 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR A FAR LESSER CRIME
Published On December 14, 2013 | By Big BOSS | News, The
The original article stated that Boyd gave the youth life in prison with no
parole. But deeper research indicates that she gave him 10 years in prison for a
punch that wasn't intended to kill anyone. We still consider this to be a life
sentence, since research shows that even short periods of incarceration have a
lifelong impact on those affected.
Judge Jean Boyd has been in the
media lately for letting 16-year old Ethan Couch off the hook after he killed
four people. Couch was on a drunken joyride with his friends when he hit four
people, causing them to lose their lives. He also paralyzed one of his
The judge said that Couch suffered from “Affluenza,” a condition
in which his wealth and privilege kept him from understanding the consequences
of his actions. The judge gave the boy no prison time and 10 years probation,
sending him to a rehab facility for the rich.http://www.lipstickalley.com/showthr...ight=affluenza
the judge has a history that some are considering to be racist. There was a
14-year old boy that Boyd sent to prison for over a decade after he punched
another child who fell, hit his head and died. So, even though he didn't intend
to kill anyone, this youth will now suffer for life after experiencing the
torture, rape, isolation and abuse that occurs in the state prison system. This
doesn't count the fact that he will be labeled a felon for the rest of his life,
devoid of job and educational opportunities.
So, even though Boyd didn't
give the young man life in prison, she may as well have.
In another case,
a 14-year old African American boy who participated in a robbery was given life
in prison without parole. He didn't even pull the trigger. Boyd wasn't the judge
in this case, but it shows the differential treatment of African Americans in
the criminal justice system.